The rugby world has descended upon Japan for the 2019 Rugby World Cup, and TSN is your home for all 48 matches of the tournament which begins with the opening ceremony at 5:30 a.m. ET on Friday, Sept. 20 on TSN1/4.
What Countries are competing?
Pool A: Ireland, Scotland, Japan, Russia, Samoa
Pool B: Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, Italy, Namibia
Pool C: England, France, Argentina, United States, Tonga,
Pool D: Australia, Wales, Georgia, Fiji, Uruguay
When is the first match?
Japan vs. Russia at 6:45 a.m. ET on Friday, Sept. 20 on TSN1/4.
When Does Canada play?
Canada, which is led by head coach Kingsley Jones and has several players who play club rugby in top tier leagues, including captain Tyler Ardron, DTH van der Merwe, Matt Tierney, and Taylor Paris, has the following four preliminary round matches:
Canada vs. Italy – Thursday, Sept. 26 at 3:45 a.m. ET on TSN1, TSN3, and TSN4
Canada vs. New Zealand – Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 6:15 a.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN4
Canada vs. South Africa – Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 2:45 p.m. ET on TSN1, TSN 3, and TSN4
Canada vs. Namibia – Saturday, Oct. 12 at 11:30 a.m. ET on TSN
*TSN’s full broadcast schedule of the World Cup can be viewed here
When does the tournament conclude?
Quarterfinals – Saturday, Oct. 19 - Sunday, Oct. 20 on TSN
Semifinals – Saturday, Oct. 26 - Sunday, Oct. 27 on TSN
Bronze-medal game – Friday, Nov. 1 on TSN
Final – Saturday, Nov. 2 on TSN